Agapanthus 'Northern Star' (PBR)

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Buy Agapanthus 'Northern Star' (PBR) African lily: One of the hardier agapanthus

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil (or John Innes no. 3 compost for containers)
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to August
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need protection in winter)

    Large, rounded umbels of violet-blue, trumpet-shaped flowers, top the upright stems of this impressive agapanthus from midsummer. The flowers appear in abundance and are distinguished by a deeper purple stripe that runs down the centre of of each flaring petal, giving them a two-tone effect. It is also one of the hardier (deciduous) types - and the a purplish flush to the base of the lush green foliage is an added bonus.

  • Garden care: Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser throughout the growing season. Towards the end of September ease back on the watering and feeding of plants in containers to allow the foliage to toughen up. Keep reasonably dry during the winter and protect the crowns with a dry mulch in the autumn. Divide plants that have become too big in spring, but keep in mind that many believe that these plants will produce more flowers if the roots are constricted.

  • Humans/Pets: Harmful if eaten

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Beautiful colour


I chose this agapanthus for its beautiful deep blue colour which hasn't disappointed. Felt it did well for its first year, despite the relatively awful summer we had up in N. Yorkshire in 2019! I'm overwintering it in an unheated greenhouse & hoping for the best in 2020.


N. Yorkshire


Beautiful deep blue variety of Agapanthus


These Agapanthus have flowered prolifically this year in large patio pots, and were visited regularly by bees.




Disappointing. Did not flourish


Plant in border but it struggled this season. Growth was weak not upright. Hope they will do better next summer.




Stunning colour


These Agapanthus flowered late but the flowers have lasted ages.




Accurate description and a very good buy.


Attractive plants that do their job well. A very attractive low growing plant.

The gardner



I would buy this product again.


Agapanthus 'Northern Star' is a rich, deep purple. Flowers are showy and last 8 weeks, with further interest in the seed heads. It definitely has the 'wow' effect, enhancing patios or giving extra structure to flower beds. It does not like to be disturbed, so once planted, either in a pot or bed, leave it well alone. Easily split once every 3-5 years, if clumps become too big.

Lucinda Collison



My fault no flowers


I bought the agapanthus 'Northern Star' for a new border that I was creating. The soil was originally heavy clay but I have put in garden manure and fresh top soil. The Northern Star arrived and was immediately planted. It was a healthy specimen and gave lovely flowers the first year but for the last 2 years it has a profusion of leaves but no flowers. I have read that I need to contain the roots system, perhaps dig it up and replant it in a large pot then bury this in the garden. It remains a very lucrative and healthy plant.




Delighted with this plant


Beautiful deep colour


Greater London


Always healthy plants, well package and speedy delivery.


I bought 3 of these from Crocus and 3 from another well-known nursery. Crocus's plants were much healthier. It's too soon this year tosay how they performed but they're already pushing through and it's been a horrible Spring so far. Written in early April 2018.


West Modlands


As always, a very healthy plant that looks stunning in bloom


In a border





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Can I combine Agapanthus Northern Star with tulip bulbs in the same pot or will the tulip foliage hamper the agapanthus' performance


Agapanthus have very thick, fleshy roots, so I would not recommend underplanting them with tulips.



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